If you check out GothGardening's 9/30 post here, you will see she is having a Halloween contest! Sounds like fun, so this post is my entry. :-)
I don't usually use shovels, not even for gardening; they're usually too big and unwieldy for me to handle. I like to use a trowel whenever possible. However, shovels can be very handy for many things:
They work as makeshift grave "stones" when you have a sudden need for them. (This frequently happens to goths, dontcha know...)
And they also make excellent boundary markers. Of course, then you can't use them for anything else, but still, it's impressive looking, and keeps people from falling in the wrong grave. (If that's not YOUR name on the gravestone, don't fall in!)
However, I think my favorite use for shovels would be...:
Sending pictures like this to an ex, either your own or someone else's!! Why not share the love, mwaaa-hahahahaha!!!
So, did I win????? ;-)